Recently, our Global Channel Operations team hosted the inaugural "Preferred Partner Conference" at our Headquarters in Austin. Participants traveled from all over Europe and the U.S. and included executives from our strongest property management software partners: Barefoot, Ciirus, Fewo-Verwalter, Helios, HomeAway Software, Kigo and SuperControl.
While in Austin, they met with a number of our internal teams including Marketing, Product Marketing, Sales, Onboarding, Customer Experience, and Product to gain insight into the present and future of our business. Our teams prepared engaging workshops with rich content, which ultimately fostered lively discussions about about how to best-serve our joint property management customers. Attendees also spent time with members of our executive team to get a first-hand perspective of our strategic vision for our industry.
Of course the event wasn't all work and no play. In addition to delicious meals at some of downtown Austin's top restaurants, the group spent an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country, wine tasting at the Duchman Family Winery and dining at the famous BBQ restaurant, The Salt Lick!
The final day closed with a roundtable discussion where the participants shared ideas about how to improve our partnership program and better serve our joint integrated property managers customers. After all was said and done, all parties left with a greater understanding of how we can take our software partnerships - and our presence in the industry - to a new level!